5 Minutes Each Day Will Accelerate Your Life!

Your "One Big Thing" Can Take Just 5 Minutes

raised-hands-iStock_5414695_XSm-300x199Every day do One Big Thing.

Here’s the catch, OBT usually takes just a few minutes! “Big” refers to getting outside of our comfort zone, not to taking a long time or investing a lot of resources.

Here’s how I started. To stay focused on the projects and tasks we deemed important, my colleague Todd and I send an email to each other at the end of the day. The email states how well we did in terms of planning our day and sticking to our plan; then finishes with whether we did OBT that day.

Knowing that I am sending the email to Todd, I sometimes punt at 5:45 p.m. and do something really quick. Other times OBT inspires my whole day–like when I first launched this newsletter. Most of the time my OBT takes about 5 minutes–it’s more about just doing it, than a long grind.

Here are a few more of my examples to show how quickly OBT can be accomplished:

  • Call a prospect
  • Finish a project and get it out the door, though I am nervous about someone’s reaction to it
  • Reach out to someone famous, like an author or speaker (Hint: they respond about 80% of the time-kudos to them!)
  • Spend an extra 5 minutes exercising
  • Make time for meditation though my to-do list is very long 

KC_OverTheHump_Masthead 230x200These small victories get us outside our comfort zone to create big successes. 

How are you going to create your own small victory today? And tomorrow? Start by putting OBT on your to-do list.

What are your big things that lead to small victories?  Please help us all learn by commenting below!

Continued success!

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